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Old 01-19-04, 11:38 PM
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Recommend me Some Cheesy, Violent Martial Arts DVD's

I was watching satellite last night and caught some of this wicked cheesy martial arts flick about a blind guy hell bent on killing a one-armed fighter with a weapon that decapitates.

Funny, cheesy, violent and terrible english dubs.

Gimme some suggestions!


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It sounds like you saw Master of the Flying Guillotine. That's a good disc to pick up. You will also enjoy The Story of Ricky if you're looking for cheesy, violent martial arts movies.
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Like D-Ball said, it certainly sounds like you watched "Master of the Flying Guillotine"; there was a Guru-type guy with extendable hands, right? The film certainly seemed to be a source of inspiration for a lot of the Street Fighter-style video games.

I'm not really well-versed when it comes to Martial Arts films but maybe Duel to the Death (1982) (< link to John Wallis' DVDTalk review of the Tai Seng DVD release). It was recently released on DVD by Fox and can be found for less than $10 (I've read that Target is selling it for $5.99).

If you want to try Samurai films maybe try the "Lone Wolf and Cub" series (6 films) in the near future (DVD's are a bit tough to find right now and somewhat pricey); I haven't seen them so I don't know if they match what you are looking for in being "funny, cheesy" but they do appear to be violent.

Or maybe the "Zatoichi" series of 26 films (more readily available on DVD than the Lone Wolf series right now) about a blind Samurai. There is even an episode where he fights a one-armed swordsman. But again, I don't think I can describe the Zatoichi series as "cheesy" and from what I've read the Lone Wolf series is far more violent. I think MiramAXE is releasing a new Japanese re-make version of Zatoichi in U.S. theaters this coming Summer.
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cool, I'll check those out. thanks!
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You can never for wrong with Street Fighter & Return of the Street Fighter. Plus they are very cheap.
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Hmmmm, cheesy & kung fu...

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist
Old 01-21-04, 02:39 PM
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YEa , kung pow is a classic. Very cheesy and full of kung fu action.
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Kung Pow! reminds me of the badest female kung fu fighter in the cheesy kung fu universe -

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Kentucky Fried Movie...

Cheesy kung fu and catholic school girls.
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Originally posted by devilshalo
Kentucky Fried Movie...

Cheesy kung fu and catholic school girls.
never heard of this, I'll have to check it out! thanks!
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Moving to Movie Talk Forum.

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Originally posted by sfsdfd
Moving to Movie Talk Forum.

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Interesting, i was looking for recommendations for DVD's, why is this going to movie talk?

I apologize, I thought I had put it in the right forum.
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i second story of ricky; the movie is absolutely ridiculous and ultra violent, but hilarious at times as well and incredibly cheesy
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For the chessiness factor, you can't beat my all time fave,

Five Deadly Venoms
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Dead Alive: Kung Fu Priest...as opposed to child-molesting priests...BAA ZING! oh...no laughs...damn it!
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Another for The Story of Ricky - it simply does not get more outrageous than this.
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You can never for wrong with Street Fighter & Return of the Street Fighter. Plus they are very cheap.
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Originally posted by db27
never heard of this, I'll have to check it out! thanks!
its the first flick from the zuckers bros (airplane)
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Originally posted by tdirgins
For the chessiness factor, you can't beat my all time fave,

Five Deadly Venoms
HEY. There's nothing cheezy about the Venoms.
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If they were on DVD, I would recommend "The Razor" series of films (check AnimEigo's website for info...)

A samurai dispenses justice to the men with his sword, and to the women with his "sword."
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Check out Versus, it's got plenty of cheese and plenty of violence.
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Originally posted by devilshalo
HEY. There's nothing cheezy about the Venoms.
how long do you have to watch that before the good parts start? i gave up after about a half an hour. I mean the dub is terrible, and the movie looks like it came from a vhs tape and that someone drug the negatives on the ground somewhere.
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That's right, don't knock the Venoms !

By the way, Celestial Pictures just released a beautiful, restored widescreen Chinese language Region 3 DVD of The Five Venoms as part of their almost 800 Shaw Brothers releases---awesome.
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Last Hurrah for Chivalry- They dont get much better than this.
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Originally posted by Thrush
Last Hurrah for Chivalry- They dont get much better than this.
I got to see this at the UCLA Heroic Grace series. It's directed by John Woo and I really liked it. Is it available on DVD?

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